Pivot Point(1-09-2009)

01-09-2009 Pivot Point NSE
Symbol   LTP S3 S2 S1 Pivot Point R1 R2 R3
ONGC 1185.50 1103.17 1143.17 1164.33 1183.17 1204.33 1223.17 1263.17
SBIN 1742.90 1675.30 1713.10 1728.00 1750.90 1765.80 1788.70 1826.50
STER 675.65 639.50 658.35 667.00 677.20 685.85 696.05 714.90
RCOM 260.40 246.27 254.07 257.23 261.87 265.03 269.67 277.47
INFOSYSTCH 2131.15 2052.97 2096.32 2113.73 2139.67 2157.08 2183.02 2226.37
BHARTIARTL 424.60 391.03 408.93 416.77 426.83 434.67 444.73 462.63
NTPC 212.35 200.70 205.95 209.15 211.20 214.40 216.45 221.70
BHEL 2310.00 2211.25 2259.60 2284.55 2307.95 2332.90 2356.30 2404.65
JINDALSTEL 3132.25 2960.58 3052.08 3092.17 3143.58 3183.67 3235.08 3326.58
SAIL 162.65 154.88 158.88 160.77 162.88 164.77 166.88 170.88
DLF 424.15 374.95 396.85 410.50 418.75 432.40 440.65 462.55
LT 1567.45 1479.15 1529.15 1548.30 1579.15 1598.30 1629.15 1679.15
TATASTEEL 424.25 388.43 407.68 415.97 426.93 435.22 446.18 465.43
RELINFRA 1145.75 1095.83 1123.58 1134.67 1151.33 1162.42 1179.08 1206.83
RELIANCE 2005.10 1883.37 1952.37 1978.73 2021.37 2047.73 2090.37 2159.37
ICICIBANK 751.15 712.55 732.45 741.80 752.35 761.70 772.25 792.15
UNITECH 107.35 79.63 91.98 99.67 104.33 112.02 116.68 129.03
RELCAPITAL 871.85 817.38 843.28 857.57 869.18 883.47 895.08 920.98
HDFCBANK 1471.00 1366.92 1414.97 1442.98 1463.02 1491.03 1511.07 1559.12
HDFC 2474.35 2389.78 2434.78 2454.57 2479.78 2499.57 2524.78 2569.78
TATAMOTORS 489.70 447.85 467.30 478.50 486.75 497.95 506.20 525.65
AXISBANK 905.30 868.43 886.43 895.87 904.43 913.87 922.43 940.43
ITC 230.95 216.33 224.18 227.57 232.03 235.42 239.88 247.73
TCS 527.05 502.38 514.88 520.97 527.38 533.47 539.88 552.38
RPOWER 161.40 152.10 156.60 159.00 161.10 163.50 165.60 170.10
CAIRN 264.90 237.38 251.33 258.12 265.28 272.07 279.23 293.18
M&M 863.65 732.45 791.35 827.50 850.25 886.40 909.15 968.05
TATAPOWER 1308.80 1236.27 1276.27 1292.53 1316.27 1332.53 1356.27 1396.27
HINDUNILVR 259.95 245.18 252.38 256.17 259.58 263.37 266.78 273.98
POWERGRID 107.60 103.33 105.33 106.47 107.33 108.47 109.33 111.33
MARUTI 1437.75 1298.62 1364.32 1401.03 1430.02 1466.73 1495.72 1561.42
IDEA 81.10 77.20 79.10 80.10 81.00 82.00 82.90 84.80
WIPRO 549.95 532.23 542.08 546.02 551.93 555.87 561.78 571.63
SUNPHARMA 1190.55 1122.17 1157.02 1173.78 1191.87 1208.63 1226.72 1261.57
GRASIM 2682.40 2570.80 2620.80 2651.60 2670.80 2701.60 2720.80 2770.80
TATACOMM 502.55 476.35 489.85 496.20 503.35 509.70 516.85 530.35
GAIL 335.40 317.92 327.97 331.68 338.02 341.73 348.07 358.12
RANBAXY 327.85 296.45 313.35 320.60 330.25 337.50 347.15 364.05
ACC 807.00 763.17 784.67 795.83 806.17 817.33 827.67 849.17
CIPLA 270.85 258.80 264.85 267.85 270.90 273.90 276.95 283.00
HEROHONDA 1510.70 1408.80 1457.70 1484.20 1506.60 1533.10 1555.50 1604.40
HINDALCO 106.00 99.65 102.90 104.45 106.15 107.70 109.40 112.65
SIEMENS 517.20 469.42 491.27 504.23 513.12 526.08 534.97 556.82
PNB 682.45 637.98 657.48 669.97 676.98 689.47 696.48 715.98
AMBUJACEM 99.15 92.33 95.68 97.42 99.03 100.77 102.38 105.73
SUZLON 93.70 84.47 88.77 91.23 93.07 95.53 97.37 101.67
NATIONALUM 345.35 319.12 333.12 339.23 347.12 353.23 361.12 375.12
ABB 758.70 711.80 733.70 746.20 755.60 768.10 777.50 799.40
HCLTECH 300.00 279.10 289.90 294.95 300.70 305.75 311.50 322.30
BPCL 507.70 438.40 468.90 488.30 499.40 518.80 529.90 560.40

Support & Resistances for 1-09-2009

Support & Resistances for 01-09-2009
 
    SENSEX NIFTY FUTURE (Sep 2009)
    BANKNIFTY NIFTY
31/08/2009 Open  15812.15 4730.85 7420.00 4674.00
High 15821.35 4730.85 7480.00 4709.00
Low 15589.80 4635.00 7387.00 4632.10
Close 1566.64 4662.10 7452.30 4673.40
LTP 1566.64 4662.10 7459.05 4669.10
Range 231.55 95.85 93.00 76.90
01/09/2009 R3 11455.70 4867.68 7625.77 4825.30
R2 11224.15 4771.83 7532.77 4748.40
R1 6395.39 4716.97 7492.53 4710.90
PP 10992.60 4675.98 7439.77 4671.50
S1 6163.84 4621.12 7399.53 4634.00
S2 10761.05 4580.13 7346.77 4594.60
S3 10529.50 4484.28 7253.77 4517.70
 
R1/R2/R3: Resistance
PP: Pivot Point
S1/S2/S3: Supports

Headlines (31 Aug 2009)

Date: 31 August 2009

Thought for the day

“He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.”

–William Hazlitt

 GENERAL

 1)Railway minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the Duranto Express – touted as India’s first nonstop train – will begin running by the middle of next month, before the festive season. “Both the New Delhi-Sealdah and New Delhi-Pune trains are ready and will begin its run by next month before Durga Puja,” said Banerjee.

 TOI

ECONOMY

 2)The full planning Commission chaired by Prime Minster Manmohan Singh, will discuss on September 1 the state of economy that is under pressure from drought and rising prices of food items. Besides chalking out the strategy to combat the impact of drought, which has already hit 252 out of about 600 districts and is likely to pull down the economic growth to about 6%, the meeting will also re view the implementation of the integrated energy policy.

FE

CORPORATE / INDUSTRY

3)Ruias-led Essar Steel may well become the country’s largest steel producer by March next year when it commissions its Rs 13,000- crore steel mill near its existing complex Hazira in Gujarat. The new plant will take Essar’s total capacity to 10 million tonnes per annum(MTPA), making it the first company to reach this milestone in domestic production.

BS

4)ABG Group, which has recently set up a Rs 1,650-crore shipyard at Dahej, will be putting up a 6-million tonnes cement plant near Bhuj by 2010 and foray into power generation with a 100Mw plant in Gujarat. “The cement plant is being set up near Bhuj at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore and will go on stream by end of 2010,” said ABG Group Chief Financial Officer D Datar.

BS

5)Government-owned Oil India Ltd, which will hit the capital market with its Initial Public Offer(IPO) on September 7, is planning to offer oilfield services to third parties. OIL would be the first domes tic oil and gas explorer to diversify into providing oilfield services.

BS

MONEY & BANKING

6)Government-owned Bank of Baroda(BoB) plans to acquire a bank in Malaysia by the middle of next year. BoB is the third public sector bank, after State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank, to flesh out acquisition plans abroad.

FE

7)Karnataka Bank has reduced the rate of interest on domestic term deposits by 25-50 basis points on various maturities. A bank re- lease said on Saturday that the new rates would come into effect from September 1. It said that senior citizens will get 0.50 percent extra over the general rate across all maturity slabs for de- posits up to and inclusive of Rs 1 crore.

BL

MARKETS

 8)Indian equity indices might continue with its winning streak in the coming week, riding on the hope of global economy recovery and revival of the monsoon. Apart from that, markets will be looking at India’s gross domestic production data which is to be released in the coming week coupled with performance of the foreign institutional investors(FII). Last week, the 30-share Sensex of Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) added 4.47% or 681.51 points and S&P CNX Nifty of National Stock Exchange(NSE) gained 4.49% or 203.55 points. On Friday, last trading day of previous week, Nifty closed at yearly high for the current calendar year. On Friday, Sensex closed at 15,922.35 points up by 141.27 points or 0.90%, while Nifty rose by 44.15 points or 0.94% to end the day at 4,732.35 points. Analysts from a leading broking house said, “Markets are likely to go in the northwards directions in the coming week. How- ever, at higher levels we might witness some profit-booking in the markets. Apart from that, weak closing of US markets on Friday might also have some adverse effect in the markets when it opens on Monday.

FE

9)In their vigil against any share price manoeuvring, stock exchanges have served notices to more than 50 companies so far this year, seeking clarification on various price-sensitive rumours and speculative reports. Interestingly, the firms mostly term these speculations, which includes those about merger and acquisition deals or contracts, as baseless in their replies to the bourses, but most of them have eventually turned out to be true.

ET

10)The stock market could be in for some troubles as September has been the worst month historically for the bourses. According to an analysis of the average monthly performance over the last 100 years of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the benchmark index of the US market, September has given the worst return with an average decline of 0.96 per cent. The analysis shows that over the last 100 years, September has recorded decline a majority of 58 times.

BL

IPO / FPO

11)With improvement in the stock market, the government is looking at divesting another 10% stake in the largest power generation company NTPC, which may also raise fresh equity to part finance its expansion programme.

ET

12)Gujarat may be a dry state but Globus Spirits is confident of a “good response” from the residents. The New Delhi-based liquor company is scheduled to open its IPO on Monday. Officials of Globus Spirits had visited the State last week to announce the IPO.

BL

COMMODITIES

13)The pepper futures market witnessed a high volatility and all the contracts fell sharply during the week and closed much below the previous weekend closing. Indian parity is competitive at $3,150- 3,250 a tonne (c&f). The difference between the Indian prices and that of other origins is now insignificant, market sources told Business Line.

BL

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING

14)SEVERAL buyout funds and some strategic investors have turned their back on WNS Global Services putting the stake sale plans of Warburg Pincus in India’s second largest pure play BPO firm in limbo. Warburg wants to sell its 50.12 controlling stake in the NYSE-listed WNS.

ET

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 15)THE country’s software industry body, Nasscom has proposed a new category of service visas for the US to replace the controversial H-1B visa. The service visa will enable companies to send their employees to the US on work for a certain period and will not lead to immigration or permanent residency.

ET

16)LOOP Telecom, where the Essar Group has a stake, has shortlisted Tech Mahindra, Wipro and IBM for an IT outsourcing contract worth around $400 million. The contract is believed to be spread across a period of 10 years and will not include Loop Mobile’s operations, said two industry officials familiar with the deal.

ET

17)Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) has bagged an order in Saudi Arabia for executing an Oracle ERP implementation project. The project will be completed within a period of two-and-a-half years in three phases ending in 2010, a press release issued said.

BL

18)In a bid to expand its addressable market, Infosys Technologies Ltd is focused on building solutions and domain competencies to tap the sub-segments of industry verticals and horizontal service offerings. The company is targeting verticals such as retail, health- care, insurance, energy and utilities, transportation and logistics as part of its initiative to address a larger market.

BL

INTERNATIONAL

19)Employers in the US probably cut jobs in August at a slower pace and manufacturing grew for the first time in more than a year, adding to evidence the worst recession since the 1930s is ending, economists said before reports this week.

FE

20)Germany is considering offering banks e10 billion in state-backed loans to prevent a credit crunch from throttling a nascent economic recovery, according to an Economy Ministry proposal. The proposal, entitled “Options for limiting a possible credit cruch”, lists three steps for preventing tighter credit conditions from hurting German companies and the broader economy.

BL

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KARVY Realty (India) Limited www.karvyrealty.com
Economic Times www.economictimes.com
The Financial Express www.financialexpress.com
Business Line www.businessline.in
Business Standard www.business-standard.com
The Times of India www.timesofindia.com
The Hindu www.hindu.com
Deccan Chronicle www.deccan.com
The New Indian Express www.newindpress.com

FOR THE COMING WEEK (31 Aug 2009 – 04 Sep 2009)

FOR THE COMING WEEK:

Indices are likely to face resistance at the 16050-16180-16350/4750-4850-4900 levels.

Any surge in the indices may see profit taking around the indicated resistances.

Downside supports are placed at the 15800-15700-15500/4650-4600-4500 levels.

Depending on the global cues we expect to see fresh buying around the mentioned supports and the trades could be influenced by strong moves sectorally.

Any move until the above mentioned resistances shall be utilized to exit from long positions and look out for a sustainable move.

However, looking at the broader scenario we advise investors to play the broad range movement with caution and strict stop losses.

FOR THE DAY (31 Aug 2009)

FOR THE DAY:

Domestic markets are likely to open on weak note following the negative Asian indices.

Traders are advised to stay long above 4650 else from lower levels of 4620 levels with a final stop loss placed below 4600 levels.

Investors are advised to remain cautious and play levels specific as higher levels may continue to witness profit taking.

Hence, maintain a buy at dips strategy until the mentioned supports are held.

Today’s Levels (31 Aug 2009)

Previous Close : Sensex 15922 : Nifty 4732

Today’s Levels

Trade short if Sensex fails to sustain above 15957 (Nifty 4742)
[Lower targets/supports at 15872(4714)/15777(4686) or lower]

Trade long if Sensex sustains above 15777 (Nifty 4686)
[Upper targets/resistances at 15872(4714)/15957(4742) or higher]

Pivot Point (31 Aug 2009)

31/08/2009 Pivot Point NSE
Symbol   LTP S3 S2 S1 Pivot Point R1 R2 R3
RELIANCE 2074.10 1950.98 2005.43 2039.77 2059.88 2094.22 2114.33 2168.78
ICICIBANK 763.60 719.60 740.50 752.05 761.40 772.95 782.30 803.20
RELCAPITAL 872.45 759.65 809.55 841.00 859.45 890.90 909.35 959.25
DLF 413.15 356.05 381.05 397.10 406.05 422.10 431.05 456.05
LT 1618.35 1543.80 1577.65 1598.00 1611.50 1631.85 1645.35 1679.20
TATASTEEL 438.65 390.88 412.88 425.77 434.88 447.77 456.88 478.88
RELINFRA 1169.40 1068.13 1113.13 1141.27 1158.13 1186.27 1203.13 1248.13
HDFC 2511.15 2336.03 2418.68 2464.92 2501.33 2547.57 2583.98 2666.63
ONGC 1178.70 1139.03 1158.53 1168.62 1178.03 1188.12 1197.53 1217.03
SBIN 1781.75 1702.25 1741.25 1761.50 1780.25 1800.50 1819.25 1858.25
STER 697.90 631.30 663.30 680.60 695.30 712.60 727.30 759.30
RCOM 265.65 249.97 257.22 261.43 264.47 268.68 271.72 278.97
INFOSYSTCH 2190.65 2061.35 2119.15 2154.90 2176.95 2212.70 2234.75 2292.55
BHARTIARTL 435.20 375.72 402.37 418.78 429.02 445.43 455.67 482.32
BHEL 2330.15 2189.55 2257.85 2294.00 2326.15 2362.30 2394.45 2462.75
NTPC 209.80 200.58 205.13 207.47 209.68 212.02 214.23 218.78
HCC 110.90 101.08 106.03 108.47 110.98 113.42 115.93 120.88
JAICORPLTD 223.95 204.68 214.38 219.17 224.08 228.87 233.78 243.48
JINDALSTEL 3215.85 3068.97 3137.82 3176.83 3206.67 3245.68 3275.52 3344.37
SAIL 165.95 156.23 160.98 163.47 165.73 168.22 170.48 175.23
HDFCBANK 1457.75 1392.58 1422.58 1440.17 1452.58 1470.17 1482.58 1512.58
TATAMOTORS 490.45 450.33 468.78 479.62 487.23 498.07 505.68 524.13
AXISBANK 918.85 865.47 890.62 904.73 915.77 929.88 940.92 966.07
ITC 236.60 223.20 230.20 233.40 237.20 240.40 244.20 251.20
TCS 540.80 502.83 521.73 531.27 540.63 550.17 559.53 578.43
RPOWER 161.20 153.08 156.93 159.07 160.78 162.92 164.63 168.48
CAIRN 260.10 246.28 252.53 256.32 258.78 262.57 265.03 271.28
M&M 827.40 766.50 794.30 810.85 822.10 838.65 849.90 877.70
TATAPOWER 1342.85 1251.52 1295.22 1319.03 1338.92 1362.73 1382.62 1426.32
HINDUNILVR 260.35 247.05 253.15 256.75 259.25 262.85 265.35 271.45
HINDALCO 109.10 98.90 103.50 106.30 108.10 110.90 112.70 117.30
POWERGRID 107.60 101.88 104.83 106.22 107.78 109.17 110.73 113.68
MARUTI 1421.40 1322.13 1369.13 1395.27 1416.13 1442.27 1463.13 1510.13
IDEA 81.60 76.10 78.70 80.15 81.30 82.75 83.90 86.50
WIPRO 564.90 526.48 546.03 555.47 565.58 575.02 585.13 604.68
SUNPHARMA 1200.20 1129.77 1164.37 1182.28 1198.97 1216.88 1233.57 1268.17
GRASIM 2658.65 2517.88 2582.88 2620.77 2647.88 2685.77 2712.88 2777.88
TATACOMM 513.05 471.68 492.28 502.67 512.88 523.27 533.48 554.08
GAIL 345.90 308.30 325.30 335.60 342.30 352.60 359.30 376.30
RANBAXY 334.35 315.07 325.52 329.93 335.97 340.38 346.42 356.87
ACC 809.30 758.77 782.57 795.93 806.37 819.73 830.17 853.97
CIPLA 272.15 255.33 263.98 268.07 272.63 276.72 281.28 289.93
HEROHONDA 1507.10 1365.55 1429.60 1468.35 1493.65 1532.40 1557.70 1621.75
SIEMENS 508.75 471.58 488.58 498.67 505.58 515.67 522.58 539.58
PNB 678.40 639.42 656.87 667.63 674.32 685.08 691.77 709.22
AMBUJACEM 98.65 94.13 96.28 97.47 98.43 99.62 100.58 102.73
NATIONALUM 348.75 325.10 335.85 342.30 346.60 353.05 357.35 368.10
ABB 753.00 701.67 725.67 739.33 749.67 763.33 773.67 797.67
HCLTECH 306.45 286.48 297.48 301.97 308.48 312.97 319.48 330.48
BPCL 493.50 455.72 474.57 484.03 493.42 502.88 512.27 531.12

Support & Resistances for 31-08-2009

Support & Resistances for 31-08-2009
 
    SENSEX NIFTY FUTURE (Aug2009)
    BANKNIFTY NIFTY
28/08/2009 Open  15770.19 4688.40 7405.50 4705.00
High 15957.67 4743.75 7548.00 4753.80
Low 15663.35 4651.40 7381.20 4643.20
Close 15922.35 4732.35 7506.05 4737.80
LTP 15922.35 4732.35 7497.00 4737.80
Range 294.32 92.35 166.80 110.60
31/08/2009 R3 16436.43 4893.87 7812.02 4932.80
R2 16142.11 4801.52 7645.22 4822.20
R1 16032.23 4766.93 7575.63 4780.00
PP 15847.79 4709.17 7478.42 4711.60
S1 15737.91 4674.58 7408.83 4669.40
S2 15553.47 4616.82 7311.62 4601.00
S3 15259.15 4524.47 7144.82 4490.40
 
R1/R2/R3: Resistance
PP: Pivot Point
S1/S2/S3: Supports

Headlines (28 Aug 2009)

Date: 28 August 2009

 Thought for the day

“In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.”

–Aleister Crowley

 GENERAL

1)In a bid to boost exports and save jobs in export-oriented industries, the new Foreign Trade Policy, unveiled on Thursday, seeks to give incentives, including extended tax holiday and duty refund to exporters. It also allows duty-free capital goods import to insulate them from global recession. Unveiling the five-year policy, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma promised to re- visit it after two years keeping in mind the current economic un- certainty. The Minister has set an ambitious target of $200 bil- lion worth exports for the next fiscal, a feat the country failed to achieve in 2008-09 due to a slump in global demand.

Hindu

ECONOMY

 2)THE Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has held on to its 6% growth target despite a weak monsoon on the grounds that the economic impact of the drought would not be as bad as expected. However, the poor rains would push up food prices in the short-term and add to inflationary pressures.

ET

3)Decline in factory production has been by and large arrested, as industry output grew 7% in July, the same as during the corresponding month last year. “The index of industrial production(IIP) for July has shown a growth rate of 7% and the core sectors have also demonstrated an upward trend,” commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said while unveiling the Foreign Trade Policy on Thursday.

FE

4)The government today approved a bulk order for power equipment, envisaging an investment of Rs 40,000 crore, for the upcoming thermal power plants of NTPC and Damodar Valley Corporation, a move that will help overcome power shortage in the country.

BS

CORPORATE / INDUSTRY

 5)THE Sajjan Jindal-owned JSW group, is in advanced talks to acquire a coal mine in Swaziland, Africa, at an estimated cost of about $350 million(about Rs 1,680 crore). The move is part of the group’s efforts to secure coal supplies for its forthcoming power projects and is also in line with recent steps by the Indian government to allow domestic companies to buy mines overseas, said people familiar with the development.

ET

6)Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has won a turnkey contract for setting up an energy efficient and environment friendly gas turbine-based captive power plant in Assam. Oil India Ltd has placed an order worth around Rs 190 crore, for a 20-mw gas turbine-based captive power plant.

FE

7)BGR Energy Systems Ltd, the power projects EPC company, has bagged a Rs 1,633.71 crore order from the Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company, according to a company press release.

BL

MONEY & BANKING

 8)The rupee recovered from an early fall to 1-1/2-month lows past 49 per dollar, helped by gains in the yen against other major currencies on Thursday. The ended at 48.91/92 a dollar marginally stronger than its previous close of 48.93/94. It fell to 49.05 in early trade, its weakest since July 13.

BL

MARKETS

9)Key indices continued their grinding ascent on Thursday, closing marginally higher in volatile trade. Dealers said low liquidity discouraged many players from rolling over their derivative positions to the next series. BSE’s 30-share Sensex ended the day at 15,781.07, up 11.22 points over the previous close. NSE’s 50- share Nifty inched up 8 points to close at 4688.20.

ET

10)THE SME(small and mid-cap enterprises) space is buzzing with action even as their large-cap counterparts appear to have lost steam amid the downtrend in Asian markets over economic concerns. Investors have apparently shifted focus to second-rung stocks to take advantage of cheaper valuations vis-a-vis front-rung stocks. This is also reflected in sharp gains in the mid-cap and small-cap indices in the past few weeks. Many SME stocks, in fact, have been scaling new peaks in the current market, which according to brokers, could be an indication of some revival of interest among retail players.

ET

MUTUAL FUNDS

11)Several mutual fund officials said there is currently a pickup in fresh systematic investment plan (SIP) accounts. “Eight to ten per cent of SIP accounts have been closed over a longer period of time and not over a few months, but now there is reversal in trend, fresh SIP account applications have started coming,” said Mr Sudipto Roy, Business Head, Principal PNB Asset Management Company Private Ltd.

BL

12)Mutual fund companies will closely watch in coming months the impact of the introduction of cash management bills(CMB) on the yield cycle before deciding on further investments in government securities, according to industry experts.

BL

COMMODITIES

13)Silver prices fell Rs 300 a kg in the bullion market today on emergence of selling by stockists following weak global cues, while gold ruled steady at Rs 15,250 per 10 gram. Marketmen said selling by stockists, sparked by a weakening Asian trend, where silver slid 0.6 per cent to $14.25 an ounce, mainly pulled down silver prices. Silver ready fell by Rs 300 to Rs 23,500 a kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 160 to Rs 23,330 a kg.

BS

14)Bullish operations pushed up the prices in the pepper futures market today. The market witnessed “buy depth” on the exchanges with buyers for 700 tonnes as against sellers for 250 tonnes. There were no spot sellers.

BL

REAL ESTATE

15)Real estate company Nitesh Estates is now shifting focus from the luxury residential segment to affordable housing. The company is now looking to set up apartments priced between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 40 lakh, keeping in line with the changing real estate market scenario.

BL

16)NRI businessman C Sivasankaran is learnt to have put his 1.2 lakh square feet bungalow in Chennai on the block. A potential sale of this property located in the city’s upmarket Cenotaph Road could raise as much as Rs 200 crore, according to real estate developers familiar with the development.

ET

COMMUNICATIONS

17)THE deadlock over the reserve price for third generation radio frequency auction, vital for services such as video calling and high-speed internet access on mobile phones, was finally broken on Thursday when the empowered group of ministers (EGoM) headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee fixed it at Rs 3,500 crore. This means, any telecom company bidding for a pan-India 3G spectrum will have to pay a minimum of Rs 3,500 crore as the auctions will begin at this price.

ET

18)Keen to seal the $23-billion deal with South African telecom major MTN, Bharti Airtel has reportedly agreed to a small sweetener in its offer to MTN. As per reports, it has agreed to offer MTN share- holders roughly $13.1 billion in cash, while the remaining amount would be in the form of shares. Earlier, Bharti was offering $13 billion in cash.

FE

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING

19)MAHINDRA Satyam BPO has bagged a deal to support the back office functions of Tata Docomo, Tata Teleservices’ GSM business in partnership with Japanese telecom major NTT Docomo. Around 400 employees of Mahindra Satyam BPO will work on this project, said a source. This is among the first wins by the BPO after Satyam Computer Services was taken over by Pune-based Tech Mahindra.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

20)THE world’s biggest oil company, ExxonMobil, is in discussions with India’s top technology firms and multinationals vendors for outsourcing of several IT contracts worth up to $1 billion. A day after British Petroleum (BP) formally awarded over $1.5 billion worth of outsourcing contracts to TCS, Infosys and Wipro along with IBM and Accenture, top Indian offshore vendors including L&T Infotech and HCL Technologies apart from the MNC vendors have locked horns with each other for almost $1-billion outsourcing deal being fleshed out by ExxonMobil.

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21)WIPRO, India’s third biggest software exporter, has won two new outsourcing contracts estimated to be worth around $100 million each from Australia’s biggest brewer Foster’s and Lavasa Corp, a unit of Hindustan Construction Company(HCC).

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INTERNATIONAL

22)Crude oil declined for a third day after a report showed that inventories unexpectedly rose last week in the US, the world’s largest energy user. Oil traded below $72 a barrel after the Energy Department said on Wednesday that crude stockpiles rose 128,000 barrels last week, compared with forecast for a 1.15 million-barrel reduction.

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23)Fewer Americans filed claims for jobless benefits last week, another sign the economy is pulling out of the worst recession since the 1930s. Applications fell by 10,000 to 570,000, a higher level than forecast, in the week ended August 22 from a revised 580,000 the week before, Labor Department data showed today in Washington. The total number of people collecting unemployment insurance fell to the lowest level since April.

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Economic Times www.economictimes.com
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Business Line www.businessline.in
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The Times of India www.timesofindia.com
The Hindu www.hindu.com
Deccan Chronicle www.deccan.com
The New Indian Express www.newindpress.com

FOR THE DAY (28 Aug 2009)

FOR THE DAY:

The indices are expected to open on a flat-to-negative note tracking flat US markets and mixed Asian indices.

 Trade long in Nifty if it holds 4650 levels, else from 4620 levels with a stop loss placed at 4600 levels for a target of 4700 levels.

Alternatively trade short if Nifty fails to take off 4700 levels.